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University of Iowa News Release

April 12, 2004

Alumni Association Hosts Football Weekend In The Desert

The bright lights of Las Vegas and the excitement of Hawkeye football will come together September 16-19 in an exclusive University of Iowa Alumni Association athletic tour.

Reservations are now being accepted for this tour, which includes roundtrip airfare from Cedar Rapids or Des Moines to Las Vegas, and a two-night stay at the deluxe Bellagio Hotel.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, travelers will fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes play Arizona State, an excursion that includes game tickets, ground transportation, a welcome lunch and pre-game tailgate. After cheering on the Hawkeyes, fans will enjoy one night at the Wyndham Buttes Hotel in Phoenix before returning home.

Pricing of the packages varies with hotel occupancy; land-only options are also available. Space on this tour is limited, so make reservations now through www.doddsathletictours.com/iowa or 800-553-5527.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 301, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT: University of Iowa Alumni Association, 319-335-3294 or 1-800-469-2586; WRITER: George McCrory